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Dal Kikin
April 16, 2019

Textron Aviation exhibits at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) April 16-18 at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. With nearly 1,500 jet and turboprop aircraft positioned throughout the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the company has delivered more aircraft to this part of the world than any other general aviation manufacturer.

Aircraft on display during the three-day event include the Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet, Cessna Citation XLS+ light midsize business jet, and Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop aircraft.

The Beech King Air 350 with its rugged design, more than 40 years of heritage and robust systems make the 350 one of the most dependable and predictable turbine airplanes around. King Air 350i is equipped with modern technology to reduce the noise from the vibrations of the fuselage, setting new standards for silence in the cockpits of turboprop aircraft. This aircraft can also land on short runways, taking you to small airfields, often closer to your destination. Its long cabin has a double Club 4 configuration and can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

“Between our Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan products, Textron Aviation represents roughly 80 percent of the turboprop fleet in China and the APAC region, so attendees will appreciate seeing our flagship turboprop aircraft – the King Air 350i – on display while also hearing the latest on our turboprop innovations coming to market,” said Kevin Wu, international vice president, Sales, Greater China and Mongolia region.

The Cessna Citation Latitude is a midsize aircraft with the amenities of a large cabin jet combined with the performance of a light jet. The aircraft is equipped with a Satellite-based WIFI system accessible across the globe as well as an in-flight entertainment system. In the Latitude the cabin pressurization has been lowered to 9.7psi – effectively meaning that at cruise height, the cabin feels like it’s at just 6,000ft. The aircraft has a max cruise speed of 826 km/h, which will get you from New York to Los Angeles in five hours and two minutes.

“Textron Aviation Citation jets represent more than 30 percent of the APAC fleet, and we’re excited to see that number grow as the Latitude continues to garner great interest throughout the region due to its unprecedented cabin comfort and low operating costs. Looking forward, the Citation Longitude will offer customers a remarkable cabin experience and a nearly 6,500 km range, connecting city pairs such as Beijing to Mumbai or Harbin to Singapore”, adds Kevin Wu

The Citation XLS is a modified version of the lightweight administrative aircraft Citation Excel, but surpassed it in some technical characteristics: it received new Pratt Whitney PW545B engines and a modern navigation system. The cabin of this aircraft, designed for 7-10 passengers, has access to the Internet, a stereo system, LCD monitors. This light administrative aircraft travels without a refuelling distance of 3441 km with a cruising speed of 815 km / h. and is suitable for landing at small airports without a ground covering.

Textron Aviation operates a company-owned service facility and dedicated parts depot in Singapore. A team of expert service technicians is positioned throughout the Asia-Pacific region offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, refurbishments and other specialized services. The company also has more than 30 authorized service facilities supporting the fleet of aircraft throughout the region.

@Photos by Textron Aviation

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